Muntu Valdo’s music is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. His mesmerising solo set juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies with an ingenious use of loops, samples and effects. 'Using a box of tricks to double-track his guitar and voice live, he added layers of sound to create full-textured, soft songs about peace, love and Cameroonian witchcraft and charmed the audience' – Financial Times. Muntu’s debut album Gods & Devils was described by NME as 'a rapturous record that shudders with joy and passion.' His new album The One & The Many will be released in April.
The history of science is often told through the breakthroughs and bolts-from-the-blue that change the game, shift the paradigm. Put under any scrutiny, however, the reality of scientific progress is much more gradual, complex and fortuitous.
The renowned classical and flamenco guitarist presents the Ha Shem, the only grand concert harp guitar in the world, a major revolution in the advancement of the guitar since 1880 combining plucking and bowing techniques, creating a completely new sound and electrifying performance.
Beneath the romance and lies, Picardie examines the myth-maker and couturier who conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, best-selling perfumes and the most successful fashion brand of all time.
The journalist and writer has been travelling the world for a year on a Winston Churchill Fellowship – from searching for her father’s childhood home in Kenya to six Hay Festivals and life-changing encounters in Asia, the Antipodes, the Middle East and South America.
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm.
On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
Andrew and Elaine Morgan kindly welcome us to their deer farm, where the does will be calving; we will be travelling by tractor and trailer, and there will be opportunity to visit the farm shop.
With thanks to Andrew and Elaine Morgan of the Welsh Venison Centre.
Hay Festival runs for ten days with a packed programme of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians.
Hay Fever - our festival for families and children, runs across the ten days of the festival where children have the chance to meet and talk to their favourite writers and take part in workshops to create wonderful memories and develop new skills in imaginative thinking and self expression.
Hf2 is our festival for teenagers - with an awesome line-up featuring the movers and shakers of Young Adult writing, Hf2 is a mind-blowing experience for 13-plus.
We care passionately about our environment. Hay-on-Earth debates the latest thoughts on climate change and environmental awareness.
In 2006 we started the Hay-on-Earth Project to audit, address and change our ecological sustainability.
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